Basic material dividend stocks with highest performance year-to-date originally published at long-term-investments.blogspot.com. Basic material stocks were the real losing stock category this year. They are down 2.6 percent this year while the best performing sector, healthcare stocks, gained 24.3 percent.
But not all basic materials are looser. There are stocks that doubled its price since the beginning of this year. Others are up 50 percent. Below, you can find a small list of the 20 top basic material stocks. I excluded all companies with a market capitalization below USD 300 million and those without a dividend.
The 20 top dividend paying results gained from 44.58 percent to 65.14 percent. Three of the results have a market cap below a billion and additional seven are valuated between one or two billion. Small and mid-cap stocks are the main performance driver of the sector. Despite the strong stock price hikes, fourteen companies still have a buy or better rating.
Here is the full table with some fundamentals:
Take a closer look at the full list. The average P/E ratio amounts to 34.02 and forward P/E ratio is 21.87. The dividend yield has a value of 4.65 percent. Price to book ratio is 3.87 and price to sales ratio 6.06. The operating margin amounts to 22.80 percent and the beta ratio is 0.96. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 4.62.
Related stock ticker symbols:
BPT, HCLP, NRGY, MMLP, EXLP, XTEX, BPL, PSE, CQP, NGLS, SEP, ETE, ACMP, GEL, EQM, XTXI, ACET, OII, IIIN, LUFK